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Newly diagnosed chronic granulomatous disease in a 44 year old male presenting with recurrent groin cellulitis and colitis

Arthur G Chung1, Michael M Cyr2 and Anne K Ellis34*

Author Affiliations

1 West Oak Medical Clinic, Oakville, ON, Canada

2 Division of Clinical Immunolgoy & Allergy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

3 Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada

4 Allergy Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital, Queen’s University, 76 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON K7L 2V7, Canada

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Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2013, 9:9  doi:10.1186/1710-1492-9-9

Published: 6 March 2013

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) is an inherited deficiency which results from the absence or dysfunction of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase subunits in phagocytic cells. This condition is usually diagnosed in early childhood and presents with recurrent infections at epithelial surfaces such as the skin, lungs, and gut. We present a case of CGD which was diagnosed late in adulthood.